Made a few missteps while cloning my drive to an external destination.
I need to get my internal drive reloaded. Preferrably with a clone BACK.
I keep getting kernel panics & cannot boot from what I have managed to clone back.
Looking for insights.
- cloned my drive (formatted SL X.6.8) to an external USB (yes, its a tad slow) in order to test drive my applications on Lion.
This was done using Intego's Personal Backup. The backup wound up being unjournaled.
- Made a stupid mistake allowing the internal drive to be optimized by TechTool (it was journaled).
I assume this could be the first cause of my problem.
- Since that internal partition would not boot any longer & the icon would not show, I used Disk Utility to repair the volume.
The volume is a partition on my internal drive. The second partition is formatted for Windows. that's intact.
After repairing, the icon is back.
- Apparently you can only back up Time Machine back to the original drive FROM the original drive (?). Although
I am not very recent in Time Machine backups, having turned it off a few weeks ago anyway.
- I then tried to clone BACK to the internal using CCC. It seems to have put the folders back.
On start up I have the options of External clone (not the actual name), Windows partition, or "EFI" which may not be the
internal, rather a TechTool Boot of some sort.
- I'm going to try & retrace the same step - of clearing that internal partition & try to load a clone from the external clone one more time,
to see if it becomes bootable.
I'm hoping not to have to reload from my install disk from scratch.